Pasadena Unified Congratulates its PUENTE Scholars

Published : Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 12:52 PM

Omar Reyes Diaz, a senior at Marshall Fundamental, is an exceptional student and ranks in the top 5% of his class. He plans to attend Cal Poly Pomona or UC Berkeley and major in electrical engineering. Photo courtesy PUSD

Four Pasadena Unified seniors have won the 2018 PUENTE Statewide Academic and Leadership Award. This competitive statewide award is conferred on only 24 of 1,200 PUENTE seniors in the state of California. The PUENTE program offers rigorous instruction, focused academic counseling, and mentoring.

• Blair High School – Jose Angel Villagrana
• John Muir High School – Taicyanna Butler
• Marshall Fundamental High School – Omar Reyes Diaz (pictured, left)
• Pasadena High School Brenda – Vanessa Trejo

Pasadena Unified School District, 351 S. Hudson Ave Pasadena, (626) 396-3600 or visit




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